Switzerland’s Bobst unveils new K5 Expert vacuum metalliser for packaging application

24 November 2016 (Last Updated November 24th, 2016 18:30)

Switzerland-based Bobst has introduced its new vacuum metalliser, K5 Expert, for the packaging industry at the recently concluded K Show fare held in Germany.

Switzerland-based Bobst has introduced its new vacuum metalliser, K5 Expert, for the packaging industry at the recently concluded K Show fare held in Germany.

The newly launched metalliser is equipped with automatic sequential control (ASC) as well as waste-reducing technical solutions and other technologies from Bobst.

Compared to other vacuum metallisers, K5 Expert provides a 25% lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

In addition, Bobst has also launched its new AluBond process, which provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels.

“K being the major international show for the plastics industry we decided to make it an opportunity for flexible materials converters worldwide to enjoy an all-round BOBST experience."

BOBST business unit web-fed strategic products marketing director Federico D’Annunzio said: “K being the major international show for the plastics industry we decided to make it an opportunity for flexible materials converters worldwide to enjoy an all-round BOBST experience.

“Given the level of activity on the stand, and the number of visitors welcomed by our competence centres, it proved to be a winning proposition, especially with those converters travelling from afar.

"The quality of our innovative solutions, delivering both functional substrate and operational excellence, and of the services offered by BOBST to the film printing and converting industry, made a huge success of our participation to the K Show."

The company has also displayed its Solution Masters brand, which is specialised in vacuum web coating and metallising, coating, extrusion coating, laminating, inline flexo printing and others, at the K Show.


Image: Interactive station and sample displayer dedicated to vacuum web coating & metallising technology on BOBST stand at K 2016. Photo: courtesy of BOBST.